West Highland


Definition of West Highland

  1. :  a breed of small very hardy beef cattle from the Highlands of Scotland having thick shaggy hair varying from dun to brindle or black and long curved horns set widely apart

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Origin and Etymology of west highland

from West Highlands, western part of the Highlands of Scotland

First Known Use: 1761

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